Monday, March 22, 2010

JMJE's Mini Meatloaves

So my good friend asked if she could do a guest blog on here about her recipe for Mini Meatloaves. I told her she definitely could if she came and and cooked it for me. Well, she didn't cook it for me but she did make it for her and her husband. Even though I didn't get to taste these yummy looking delights, I decided to still let her do the guest post because that's the kind of friend I am.

Hi! I'm JMJE from Making Stuff is Fun. Since I like to make things and Jenni likes to eat healthy, I decided to try to take a stab at a decently healthy meal. Back in the day, (like when I was trying to lose a couple pounds before my wedding) I used to try to make 400-600 calorie meals for dinner. So I got kind of good at coming up with low-cal stuff. So here is a recipe that I "invented" last week. By invented, I really mean stole different parts of other recipes I had made before and mixed them together. So now I present to meatloaves.

Mini Meatloaves
spray butter
1/3 cup diced green peppers
1/3 cup diced mushrooms

1/3 cup diced onions

1 lb lean ground beef (93% lean)

1/2 of a 6 oz can of tomato paste

1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons mustard

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1-Chop up your veggies and saute them in a little butter spray until they get tender. You can add in or sub veggies however you want to.

2-Let the veggies cool a little bit and mix the beef, tomato paste, egg and breadcrumbs together, and then eventually add the veggies in to that. You don't want to put them in too hot b/c you will burn yourself (like I did) and possible start accidentally cooking the egg.

3-Spray the muffin tin with Pam

4-Divide this mixture evenly into a muffin tin so you have 12 individual meat loaves.

5-Mix the ketchup, mustard and sugar together in a bowl and brush/spoon a little on top of each loaf for a glaze.

6-Bake this for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Or until done.

Ok I thought this tasted pretty good. We ate 3 apiece and served them with some of those frozen veggies that Jenni talked about in one of her
other posts. Overall it was a pretty good meal. The next day my husband used the leftovers to make a meat loaf wrap, which he also said was pretty good. Now I will let Jenni give you the weight watchers specs on this recipe.

Thanks JMJE! From my calculations 3 of the mini meatloaves would be 5 WW pts. Those look really good and now you really should come make them for the boyfriend and me. I'll buy the ingredients, provide the kitchen, do the dishes, and you cook? I also obviously need to take food photography lessons from JMJE. It would probably also help if I took my food pictures with my digital camera instead of my iPhone.


  1. Great guest post!! These look awesome. Your picture actually came out pretty nice.

    PS I see your boys are the only ones representing NC in the dance.

  2. Stopping by from JMJE's blog! Those meat loaves look SO delicious. I am very much looking forward to cooking them :)

  3. oh yeah. uh i forgot stuff like spices. like salt and paper and garlic salt. add that stuff in for some bonus flavor or maybe some italian seasoning. ok. that's all.

  4. I'm usually not a fan of meat loaf, but that photo does make it look pretty tasty...